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Accident: 897983 - Employee Killed When Struck By High Pressure Hose

Accident: 897983 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 04/14/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12544192304/19/19959631City Of Portsmouth, Public Utilities
At approximately 10:20 a.m. on April 14, 1995, Employee #1 placed a high pressure hose and nozzle in a manhole to unclog an 8 inch sanitary sewer pipe. As the water pressure was increased, the nozzle and hose came out of the manhole and struck Employee #1 in the groin, causing extensive abdominal trauma. She was killed.
Keywords: abdomen, unsecured, work rules, hose, high pressure, pelvis, water hose, struck by, lost control, manhole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125441923 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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